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Dec 15, 2022

Working at 76: Inflation forces hard choice for older adults

Inflationary pressures may be starting to ease, but higher prices throughout much of 2022 are still taking a toll on older adults, with a larger share of people saying they felt their finances were worse off than a year before. Consumer inflation in November was still up 7.1% from a year earlier.

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Dec 13, 2022

A slowdown in US inflation eases some pressure on households

Inflation in the United States slowed again last month in the latest sign that price increases are cooling despite the pressures they continue to inflict on households in Arizona and around the United States.

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Dec 12, 2022

Tucson, Toma clash on city ordinance establishing housing source of income protection 

The city of Tucson responded to a complaint from the incoming Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives alleging the city is breaking state law with its recent housing ordinance that forbids source of income to be considered in rental housing applications. Rep. Ben Toma, R-Peoria, filed the complaint with the Attorney General’s Office.

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Oct 31, 2022

Hard workers should be able to make a living

Costs are rising, and wages aren’t keeping up. We need immediate action to lower the prices of everyday basics and raise the minimum wage.

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Oct 25, 2022

Heat deaths in Arizona’s biggest county outpace last year’s

This summer was the deadliest on record for heat-associated fatalities in Arizona's largest county amid a growing wave of homelessness. Public health statistics this week confirmed a record 359 such deaths just days before the end of the six-month heat season.

Sep 16, 2016

ADOA wants to raise rents for Capitol Mall renovations, demolitions

The Arizona Department of Administration is proposing a 44 percent increase in rent for all agencies occupying state-owned buildings to help pay for renovations and demolition of aging structures on the Capitol Mall.

Dec 19, 2014

Energy regulators greenlight APS rooftop solar plan

Arizona Public Service will soon start installing solar panels on residential homes after the state’s energy regulators paved the way for it to enter the residential solar market.

Nov 10, 2014

Corporation Comm staff skeptical of APS solar proposal

A key division of the Corporation Commission is not convinced a proposal by utility giant Arizona Public Service to install solar rooftop panels is necessary.